It’s been over a week since my last diary entry, which is mostly down to my brain feeling like its full of 104 other things. Kind of ironic, given the purpose of most diaries and journals is to vent these feelings, but instead I’ve chosen to spend even more time than usual on the sofa watching Disney+ and Netflix.
Last week I found out I was going to be making full use of the government’s furlough scheme and stopping work from 8th May until (apparently) the 1st July – whether that will be the case, time can only tell. I’ve been at my job for close to three and a half years, with the longest time away being just in March this year for my honeymoon – so wrapping my head around a world with no work has taken a while to adjust to.
Continue reading “The Self-Isolation Diaries #12: Major life changes & 50k May”
There is one part of lockdown that I can truly say I’ll miss, when all this is over.
And that is – sleeping in.
Every single day.
In ‘real life’ my alarm goes off just after 6am, so I have time to get ready, prep food for work and get the 50 minute commute in so I’m at my office for 8am. Now? Well, my alarm goes off at 7:15am, I get out of bed at 7:45am and I’m at my dining table turned desk at 8am.
I’m seriously loving it. But I can definitely feel my natural body-clock becoming later and later.
Continue reading “The Self-Isolation Diaries #10: Will I ever get back into a better sleeping routine?”
Yes yes, that’s right – me, Livi Crawford, ran 5k in 33 minutes without stopping for the first time since 2017.
I’ve actually not run for longer than approx 2.5k – often stopping for a bit throughout – since 2017, either. I did it for the Run for Heroes campaign as I was nominated on Instagram, but I’m trying to get in some big workouts here and there anyway. I’m trying to get a better exercise & treat-eating balance overall whilst in lockdown, however I’d be lying if I said it was going perfectly.
But I still did 5k in a pretty good time for a non-runner, so I’ll take that and run (excuse the pun).
Continue reading “The Self-Isolation Diaries #9: Sudden epiphanies & 5k runs”
If I had to pinpoint a scenario where I am most happy and content, it would be this:
Sunbathing in 30 degrees in a hot country, with an ice cold Diet Coke & a great novel.
Aka the dream.
I appreciate my idea of a great novel could be somewhat different to others, so I’ll just clarify that before I dive into the review.
I think I could categorise my favourite genres into two; 1) Ethical/moral & suspense fiction (read – Jodi Picoult, Susan Lewis & Diane Chamberlain) and 2) Fluffy, romantic, chick lit fiction (read – Heidi Swain & Cressida McLaughlin).
And then there’s Harry Potter. Which I will just re-read until forever. But other than HP, I’m not a fan of many other fantasy novels.
So now you know where my preferences lie, you’ll have a good idea of whether to continue with this blog post or not.
Continue reading “Holiday Reads Review: The 5 books I read on my honeymoon”